Department Description: The University of San Diego Institute of College Initiatives introduces local, national, and international communities - especially students and their families - to the university, and provides academic and support services to assist student achievement.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: The SSS Director is responsible for the successful implementation of the program philosophy, goals, and objectives. This position supervises SSS Retention Specialists (full-time professional staff members), a team of undergraduate tutors, and a cohort of SSS undergraduate Mentors. The Director ensures achievement of program goals (retention and graduation) by identifying participant needs and leading the SSS team's strategic response to meet identified needs. This position is highly visible with the Director serving as the primary ambassador in collaboration with numerous campus partners (i.e., colleges and academic units, faculty, Office of Financial Aid, Residential Life, One Stop, and identity-based communities, etc.). The Director is expected to ensure SSS representation on relevant committees. Duties and Responsibilities Program Implementation and Services Development
Direct the planning and successful implementation of all program services, including administration of the SSS Summer Bridge program.
Develop and supervise the delivery of intensive, intrusive professional advising, tutoring, and peer mentoring designed to address the evolving needs of program participants.
Assign student caseload to Retention Specialists, and ensure that participants receive accurate and timely support. Provide support to individual participants as needed.
Assume additional duties as needed to further the mission and meet the operational demands of the program.
Overnight travel, evenings and weekend may be required.
Coordinate participant requirement and selection process.
Oversee the maintenance of accurate, audit-ready records (e.g., applications, service delivery, financial transactions, inventory, etc.).
Propose manage and monitor budget.
Ensure that all program activities are implemented in accordance with USD, state, and federal policies.
Develop and maintain productive, collaborative relationships with campus stakeholders and community partners.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise SSS professional staff members.
Foster a positive team dynamic among staff.
Evaluation and Reporting
Implement comprehensive assessment and evaluation strategies to inform continuous program improvement and effective operations.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree and 3 years of experience with student support programs and academic advising in higher education.
Excellent organizational and communication skills including ability to work diplomatically and effectively with campus partners.
The ideal candidate will have personal experience overcoming the barriers to education faced by SSS participants and professional experience utilizing evidence-based practices to retain and graduate students from populations historically excluded from higher education.
3-5 years experience administering a student support program, TRIO/federally funded program preferred. Demonstrated ability to secure institutional resources to support students when traditional channels fail.
Budget management experience and familiarity with federal grant legislation and regulation guidelines.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork among staff.
Knowledge of academic needs of and interventions for first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities.
Ability to access, understand, and interpret data from multiple sources to facilitate participant success through proactive and innovative student services.
Posting Salary: $6,625 per month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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Review of applications will begin November 14, 2022.
Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.